April 1, 2010

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Departments

  • DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: NEIL JORDAN - 'ONDINE'
    DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: NEIL JORDAN - 'ONDINE'

    TORONTO — Irish writer/director Neil Jordan first made an impact in Hollywood with his 1986 tale of obsessive love Mona Lisa, and then joined the big leagues with 1992’s The Crying Game, w ...

    April 1, 2010

  • HBO TAKES ON WWII IN 'THE PACIFIC'
    HBO TAKES ON WWII IN 'THE PACIFIC'

    SANTA MONICA — In mid-March, HBO began broadcasting its new 10-part miniseries, The Pacific. Executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the series recreates the stories ...

    April 1, 2010

  • REVIEW: ADOBE PREMIERE PRO CS5
    REVIEW: ADOBE PREMIERE PRO CS5

    Adobe truly delivers solutions from “plan to playback.” Earlier this year, I had an opportunity to visit with the product managers, software engineers and evangelists up in San Jose, and t ...

    April 13, 2010

  • REVIEW: PIXOLOGIC ZBRUSH 3.5R3
    REVIEW: PIXOLOGIC ZBRUSH 3.5R3

    I’ve been using the Pixologic ZBrush application since V.2.0, back when the alpha brush could only be applied after the geometry had been dropped in the 2D mode. When Pixologic introduced ZBrush ...

    April 1, 2010

  • SPEED AND EFFICIENCY SPUR CREATIVITY
    SPEED AND EFFICIENCY SPUR CREATIVITY

    In mid-March, HP held a press event in Los Angeles introducing some new workstations, including a mighty computer in a little package — the Z200 Small Form Factor. (See our news section for deta ...

    April 1, 2010

  • THE PACKAGED DEAL
    THE PACKAGED DEAL

    This month, Post looks at the advantages offered by studios that can handle everything “under one roof.” Director Kim Bass, who’s a partner in Hollywood’s Bass Entertainment Pi ...

    April 1, 2010

Features

  • VFX FOR TV
    VFX FOR TV

    Where are the writers writing better, the directors directing better, and the planes flying higher? On your TV! (Thanks to post.)

    April 21, 2010

Web Exclusives

  • SOLVING DCI'S J2K ENCODING CHALLENGE
    SOLVING DCI'S J2K ENCODING CHALLENGE

    Over the past few years, the major Hollywood studios have been rapidly making the switch from video to digital files as the preferred medium for archiving film and television assets. That change has p ...

    April 1, 2010

  • THE MAKING OF STEPHEN KING'S 'DISCORDIA'
    THE MAKING OF STEPHEN KING'S 'DISCORDIA'

    Brian Stark and the team at Metro DNA build an interactive site that honors the famous author's original "Dark Tower" storyline.

    April 1, 2010